Walter Francis Evans1

(1921 - 1922)
Father*David Jinkin Evans1 b. 1892, d. 1944
Mother*Ivy May Lawrence1 b. 1898, d. 1932
Walter's birth was registered between April 1921 and June 1921 in Camberwell, London, Surrey.1

Ivy May Evans, David Lawrence Evans and Walter Francis Evans left London on 3 May 1922 on board the 'Themistocles', bound for Sydney in the company of their parents David Jinkin Evans and Ivy May Lawrence.2

Walter died on 12 August 1922 in Chatswood, Sydney, New South Wales.3,4 He was buried on 15 August 1922 at the Macquarie Park Cemetery in Nth Ryde.5
ChartsSnow descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Camberwell, Vol 1d, p1582, 2Q1921.
  2. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at https://www.findmypast.co.uk
  3. [S927] BDM NSW Registry, death record, Reg. No. 12269/1922.
  4. [S493] Macquarie Park Cemetery database, at https://nmclm.com.au/locations/macquarie-park/
  5. [S493] Macquarie Park Cemetery database, at https://nmclm.com.au/locations/macquarie-park/, Church of England, section D2, position 16.

Leonard Jack Eyland1

(1901 - 1967)
Leonard Jack Eyland was born in Bristol, Gloucestershire, on 16 May 1901.1,2

Newspaper reports from August 1921 onwards show a Rosa Ethel Stoakes (soprano) performing in a variety of musical productions, and she is joined by a Jack LEONARD (baritone) from about Mar 1922. This collaboration continues until at least 1927, although they both continued performing as singer and/or dancer into the 1930s.3

He had a defacto relationship with Rosa Ethel Stoakes from about 1936 as Rosa used the name EYLAND, and they both claimed to be married, although no evidence of a marriage has been found.4

He was listed in the 1939 Register at 6 Gunterstone Rd in Fulham, London, Middlesex, with Rosa Ethel Stoakes; he was a theatrical artist.2

Leonard's marriage to Ivy Winifred Pearl Vanner was registered between October 1961 and December 1961 in Fulham, London, Middlesex.5

Leonard died on 3 August 1967 at Aldingbourne House in Aldingbourne, Sussex, at age 66.6,7

His will was probated in London, Middlesex, on 15 November 1967 with his estate valued at £3756.8

Family 1

Rosa Ethel Stoakes (1896 - 1977)

Family 2

Ivy Winifred Pearl Vanner (1907 - 2001)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of Bristol, Vol 6a, p201, 3Q1901, mother's maiden name NEWMARCH.
  2. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/0138B/016/27, Letter Code: AGAB, Schedule 281.
  3. [S1058] Newspaper - Newspaper - multiple, Nottingham Evening Post 26 Jun 1913, The Era, London 10 Aug 1921, Portsmouth Evening News 20 Mar 1922, Edinburgh Evening News 2 Feb 1924, The Scotsman 4 Jan 1927, The Era, London 10 Dec 1930, The Scotsman 28 Mar 1932, The Era, London 5 Dec 1934, etc.
  4. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Maidstone, Vol 16, p1336, 2Q1977.
  5. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Fulham, Vol 5c, p985, 4Q1961, his name recorded as 'Jack L.'
  6. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Death: District of Chichester, Vol 5h, p605, 3Q1967, aged 66, recorded as 'Jack Leonard.'
  7. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at London registry to Westminster Bank Ltd, ecorded as 'Jack Leonard.'
  8. [S677] Index - England High Court of Justice, England & Wales National Probate Calendar, probate recorded at London registry to Westminster Bank Ltd, recorded as 'Jack Leonard.'

Henry Fairley1

(c 1872 - 1957)
Henry Fairley was born circa 1872.1

Henry's second marriage was to Laura Lennet Grout on 15 November 1929 at 10 Ardoch St (Baptist) in Glasgow, Lanarkshire. Henry was a widower, a cooper by trade.1

Henry died in 1957 in Kelvin, Glasgow, Lanarkshire.2,3

Family

Laura Lennet Grout (1884 - 1970)

Citations

  1. [S917] GRO Scotland, marriage record, District of Possilpark, Statutory Marriages, GRO 646/07 0110.
  2. [S645] Email - E Mugridge, email to D Ferguson, 14 Apr 2010 onwards.
  3. [S918] GRO Scotland, death record, District of Kelvin, Statutory Deaths, GRO 644/07 0440, aged 85.

Alice Mary Falla1

(c 1889 - )
Alice Mary Falla was born in St Sampson's, Guernsey, Channel Islands, circa April 1889.2

She married Cyril McKane, son of James McKane and Rachel le Moigne.

She was listed in the 1921 census at 'Balham' in St Saviours, Guernsey, Channel Islands, with her husband Cyril; he was a fruit grower. Their child Leonard was listed as living with them.2

Family

Cyril McKane (c 1889 - 1979)
Children

Citations

  1. [S1235] Family papers - "unpublished manuscript by Richard WICKS, Oct 2020 for his mother’s 100th birthday celebrations."
  2. [S1259] Census - 19 Jun 1921, UK census, RG15-28000, RD 1 & 2, SD -, ED 1, Schedule 54.

Murdock Claude Falla1

(1895 - 1975)
Murdock's birth was registered in 1895 in Castlemaine, Victoria.2,1

He married Edith Florence Taylor in Birmingham, Warwickshire, on 8 February 1917.3

As of 1922, Murdock Claude Falla was also known as Stanley Claude Falla but he had enlisted in the Army as John Claude Murdock (which he later advised them was not his true name). His Army records mainly show FALLA, C.M.2

Murdock's second marriage was to Marjorie Forsaith, daughter of Ebenezer James Forsaith and Esther Howson Ward, on 5 June 1926 at the residence of Mrs E J Forsaith in Malvern, Adelaide, South Australia. There are thought to have been seven children from this marriage - Angus, Esther, Eileen, Margaret, Ruth, Beverley and Wallace.2

He was widowed on the death of his wife Marjorie on 6 February 1957.4,5

Murdock died on 28 May 1975 in Geelong, Victoria.6,7 He was buried on 30 May 1975 at the Barrabool Hills Cemetery, Highton in Geelong.8

Family 2

Marjorie Forsaith (1899 - 1957)
ChartsSamuel Forsaith (c1702-1751) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Birth Reg. No. 1895/10750, son of Geo FALLA and Clara Victoria COLLINS.
  2. [S415] CD - Sth Australian Marriages, Sth Aust Index of Marriages 1917-1937, Book 307, p893.
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Birmingham, Vol 6d, p326, 1Q1917; his name recorded as Mac Claude.
  4. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Death Reg. No. 17811/1957, aged 58.
  5. [S682] Geelong Cemetery Trust cemetery database, at https://www.gct.net.au, Regiater #1633, location MET*2***300.
  6. [S682] Geelong Cemetery Trust cemetery database, at https://www.gct.net.au
  7. [S502] Index - Victoria BDMs online, at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/bdm/indexsearch.doj, Death Reg. No. 12127/1975, aged 76, son of George FALLA and Clara Victoria COLLINS under the name of Stanley Claude.
  8. [S682] Geelong Cemetery Trust cemetery database, at https://www.gct.net.au, Regiater #2372, location MET*2***300.

John (Jack) Farmer

(1877 - 1940)
John (Jack) Farmer was born in Queensland on 3 May 1877.1,2

He married Florence Robinson, daughter of William Alfred Robinson and Ellen Baker, in Queensland on 10 April 1901.3,4

John died on 5 February 1940 in Brisbane, Queensland, at age 62.5 He was buried on 6 February 1940 at the Balmoral/Bulimba Cemetery, 441 Wynnum Rd in Morningside.6
Grave - John FARMER (1877-1940) and Florence FARMER (nee ROBINSON)(1877-1951) Balmoral cemetery, QLD

Family

Florence Robinson (1877 - 1951)
ChartsRobinson descendant chart

Citations

  1. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Birth Reg. No. 1877/B22107 to John FARMER and Elizabeth MCDONALD.
  2. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1877/B022107.
  3. [S488] Index - Queensland BDMs (online and fiche), at https://www.qld.gov.au/law/…, Marriage Reg. No. 1901/C1640.
  4. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1901/001640.
  5. [S183] National Archives Film - Queensland BDM Indexes, Microfilm, Reg. No. 1940/B046922.
  6. [S489] Brisbane City Council Cemeteries database, at https://graves.brisbane.qld.gov.au/, Grave 341, Portion 6.

Rita Farquharson1

(1898 - 1990)
Rita Farquharson was born in New Zealand on 3 April 1898.1,2

She married Hugh Tanner McKechie, son of James McKechie and Margaret Tanner, in New Zealand in 1923.3

Rita was named executrix in the will of Hugh Tanner McKechie dated 24 January 1935 in Seacliff, Dunedin, Otago.4

She was widowed at age 49 on the death of her husband Hugh on 13 March 1948.5,6,4

She was appointed executrix of Hugh Tanner McKechie's estate in Nelson on 12 July 1948.4

Rita died on 26 March 1990 in Nelson at age 91.7,8 She was cremated on 28 March 1990.9 Her ashes were buried at Richmond Cemetery in Richmond.8
Plaque - Hugh McKECHIE & Rita (nee FARQUHARSON), Richmond Cemetery, Nelson, NZ

Family

Hugh Tanner McKechie (1889 - 1948)
Children

Citations

  1. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Birth Reg. No. 1898/15829, daughter of James FARQUHARSON and Isabella.
  2. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1990/36259 gives this birthdate.
  3. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Marriage Reg. No. 1923/7508.
  4. [S800] National Archives - NZ Archives (Archway), Probate, Nelson Court, record 4324, agency AAOO, series 17072, container C288887, box 128, image 341-352, digital folder 4735977.
  5. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1948/25413, aged 58.
  6. [S970] Nelson City Council cemetery database, at http://www.nelson.govt.nz/services/facilities/cemeteries/…, Rec. No O_0070, cremation, ashes returned to Funeral Director.
  7. [S542] Index - New Zealand BDMs online, at https://www.bdmhistoricalrecords.dia.govt.nz/, Death Reg. No. 1990/36259.
  8. [S971] Tasman Council cemetery database, at https://www.tasman.govt.nz/my-community/cemeteries/, Richmond Cemetery, Black Roses, plot 21.
  9. [S970] Nelson City Council cemetery database, at http://www.nelson.govt.nz/services/facilities/cemeteries/…, Rec. No 3705, cremation.
  10. [S730] New Zealand Electoral Rolls 1853-1981, at https://www.ancestry.com

Philip Fenner1

(c 1802 - )
Philip Fenner was born in Tillingham, Essex, circa 1802.2

Philip's marriage to Elizabeth Hutchins was registered between October 1855 and December 1855 in Rochford, Essex.1

He was listed in the 1861 census as Head of Family at Farm Cottage in Barling, Essex, with his wife Elizabeth; he was an agricultural labourer and the household included Elizabeth's daughter Sarah Snow.2

He was listed in the 1871 census as Head of Family in Barling, Essex, with his wife Elizabeth; he was an agricultural labourer.3

He was widowed on the death of his wife Elizabeth before 1881.
He was listed as a lodger in William Snow's household in the 1881 Census in Great Wakering, Essex, working as an agricultural labourer.4

Family

Elizabeth Hutchins (1809 - b 1881)

Citations

  1. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Rochford, Vol 4a, p282, 4Q1855.
  2. [S340] Census - 7 Apr 1861, UK census, ED 1 RG9-1086 Folio 11 p15 GSU roll 542750.
  3. [S367] Census - 2 Apr 1871, UK census, ED 6 RG10-1670 Folio 87 p13 GSU roll 829958.
  4. [S116] Census - 3 Apr 1881, UK Census, ED 2 RG11-1772 Folio 38 p14 GSU roll 1341428.

Adelaide Myrtle Maud Ferguson1,2

(1921 - 2005)
Father*Angus Stewart Ferguson1 b. 1896, d. 1969
Mother*Adelaide May Boyle1 b. 1896, d. 1971
Adelaide Myrtle Maud Ferguson was born in West Derby, Lancashire, on 27 May 1921.1,3,4
She was listed in the 1921 census at 15 Bagot St in Wavertree, West Derby, Lancashire, in the household of her parents, Angus Stewart Ferguson and Adelaide May Boyle.5

Olive Florence Ferguson and Adelaide Myrtle Maud Ferguson were listed in the 1939 Register at 261 Smithdown Rd in Liverpool, Lancashire, along with Angus Stewart Ferguson and Adelaide May Boyle; both girls were employed as shop assistants.6

She married George Anthony Dobbins in Liverpool, Lancashire, on 1 September 1945.7,8

She left London on 26 April 1951 on board the 'Straithaird', bound for Sydney, with her husband George. Their last UK address was 30 Hawarden Ave, Sefton Park, Liverpool, and he gave his occupation as 'electrical engineer.2'

She was widowed at age 76 on the death of her husband George on 24 October 1997.9

Adelaide died on 10 December 2005 at Dandenong Hospital in Dandenong, Victoria, at age 84.10,4 She was cremated at the Springvale Botanical Cemetery in Springvale on 16 December 2005.11

Family

George Anthony Dobbins (1922 - 1997)
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S719] Email - Marjorie (Bolton) Smith, email - Marjorie (Bolton) Smith to D Ferguson, 10 Feb 2011 onwards.
  2. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at https://www.findmypast.co.uk
  3. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Birth: District of West Derby, Vol 8b, p1247.
  4. [S362] Springvale Botanical Cemetery database, at https://smct.org.au/
  5. [S1259] Census - 19 Jun 1921, UK census, RG15-17906, RD 455, SD 11, ED 12, Schedule 95.
  6. [S1044] Census - 29 Sep 1939, UK Register, RG101/4353H/012/5, Letter Code: NHNQ, Schedule 141.
  7. [S190] Index - GRO and Office of National Statistics, England & Wales Civil Registration Qtrly Indexes, Marriage: District of Liverpool, Vol 8b, p11, 3Q1945.
  8. [S1266] Email - Linda Ferguson, email from Linda Ferguson to D Ferguson, from Feb 2022 onwards, as contained in the DOBBINS-FERGUSON family history 1945-62.
  9. [S362] Springvale Botanical Cemetery database, at https://smct.org.au/, aged 75.
  10. [S396] Ryerson Index to Australian Newspaper Death and Obituary Notices, at http://sites.rootsweb.com/~nswsdps/dpsindex.htm, issues of the Age and Herald Sun, 14 Dec 2005.
  11. [S362] Springvale Botanical Cemetery database, at https://smct.org.au/, asshes collected by the family.

Alastair Ferguson

(1923 - 1985)
Father*James Ferguson b. c 1883
Mother*Mary Ferguson b. 1888, d. 1976
Alastair Ferguson was born at 3 Narval Place in Kilmacolm, Renfrewshire, on 16 March 1923.1

The family were booked on the Letitia, which left Glasgow for New York on 12 February 1927 but appear never to have made the trip, as their names were crossed off the passenger manifest.2

Given his mother's use of the surname Edmonds from about the mid-1930s, it seems her children also adopted that name and in Alastair's case it seems he retained it.

Alastair died on 23 July 1985 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, at age 62 (under the name of Edmonds) according to informtion on an Ancestry tree that contains no source.
ChartsThomas Fergusson (c1758-1844) descendancy

Citations

  1. [S545] GRO Scotland, sighted record, District 569, no. 15.
  2. [S729] Passengers leaving UK, 1890-1960, at https://www.findmypast.co.uk